Easy Swaps To Veganize Your Recipes
Here are some of the easiest swaps you can make to veganize your recipes.
Ditch The Butter, Pick Up The Applesauce.
According to POPSUGAR, you can use applesauce as a one-to-one replacement for butter in any recipe, although it is best used as a replacement in baking. But, be warned, this butter substitute will make your cake more dense than if you were using butter.
Chia Seeds Instead of Eggs
Eggs provide structure, rise, and moisture to baked goods making them seem almost irreplaceable in most dessert recipes. Except, both flax seeds and chia seeds can be ground up and mixed with water to create a similar consistency, according to Tori Avey, giving you a great way to veganize your recipes.
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Molasses Instead of Honey
While the look and taste of honey and molasses are completely different, molasses is a natural vegan sweetener that can be substituted for honey in a one to one ratio, according to Livestrong.
Ditch The Cream For Coconut Milk
Some dishes leave you scratching your head for an alternative for whipped cream, and coconut does exactly that! With its great fat content, it whips up just like dairy cream would. A perfect way to veganize your recipes.
Aquafaba Instead Of Egg White
To paraphrase Jonathan Swift, “he was a bold vegan who first made a dessert from aquafaba.” Never heard of aquafaba? Well, the name was only recently invented, probably because “bean water” doesn’t quite have the same ring to it. That’s right: aquafaba is the liquid you usually throw down the drain when you open a can of beans or chickpeas… and it has a whole lot of people very excited. Since an amateur chef first “discovered” that this brine acts just like egg white when whipped, vegan blogs, websites and online communities have been outdoing each other with experiments and recipes: chocolate mousse, macarons, pavlovas and s’mores are only the tip of this delicious, fluffy iceberg.
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